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Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) can have different presentations. Some patients may have the usual acid reflux with “heartburn”. However is may present itself in different ways. Patients may have complains of:

  • Chest pain
  • Sour or bitter taste
  • Burping
  • Recurrent dry cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Asthma/wheezing/shortness of breath
  • Stomach fullness or bloating
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sensation of food stuck in throat
  • Waking up at night with vomit or acid in throat (wet burp)
  • Bad breath
  • Change in sense of taste or the sense of smell
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion

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Michael Baptista, MD

Michael Baptista, MD has extensive training in general surgery and minimally invasive surgery. His expertise in stomach surgery involves a great understanding of what causes reflux and the appropriate and tailored treatment for patients, either medical or surgical. The goal is to improve or eliminate the need of medications that can only provide palliative treatment by reducing the acidity of the reflux.